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. as police closed in, lanza shot himself. >> earlier tonight, president obama attended a memorial in newtown and mourned with the community. mr. obama arrived an hour before the service began to meet privately with family members of those skilled in the massacre. at the memorial, the president offered the nations's condolences. >> i come to offer the love and prayers of the nation. i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depth of your sorrow, 94 can they heal your wounded hearts. as a community you've inspired us, newtown, in the face of in desirable violence, in the face of unconscionable evil. you've looked out for each other. you've cared for one another. >> the president ended his speech by reis theing the names of all 20 of the children killed. >> earlier in the day many people in newtown, they attended church services to express their grief, but jim axlerod said that was interrupted by violence. >> all day, people walked slowly to this makeshift memorial to leave flowers, light a candle, shed their tears. >> they were babies, they were independent babies and that's what make
cliff. president obama took his case on the road today. he told people at a toy factory in pennsylvania he will insist on keeping tax rates where they are for middle income families and raising them for the wealthy. >> in washington nothing's easy. so yeah there's going to be so prolonged negotiations. and all of us are going to have to get out of our comfort zones to make that happen. >> increasing tax rates draws money away from our economy that needs to be invested in our economy to put the american people back to work. it's the wrong approach. >> john baner says negotiations are going as he put it almost nowhere. without an agreement. hundreds of billions of dollars in tax increases take effect in january. >> if the fiscal cliff wasn't enough there's another problem that threatens to suck billions of dollars out of the economy. the california labor dispute that may need a nudge from the president. >> great news for anybody with about 26.2 miles of outdoor activity planned for the weekend. the weather may get worse. >> we have a lot more rainfall heading toward the bay area but the t
. he says the obama administration will refusion any fiscal deal that does to the include a high school on taxes for americans. >> he remains optimistic despite harsh words. >> with the clock ticking in washington and the fiscal cliff looming, he says the white house will only agree to a plan that including higher tax rates. >> if they are going me -- to force higher rates on all americans because their tax rates go up on 2% of americans, that's a choice we'll have to make. >> one1.6 trillion in tax revenue, cuts to medicare. he insists the bush era tax cuts must expire. >> what we did is put forward a very comprehensive, mix of savings and tax reforms that help us put us back on a path to stabilizing our death and living within our means. >> rebel cans did not welcome -- republicans did not welcome the proposal. >> i think it's essentially a rerun of his revenue proposals. they are 1.6 trillion in revenues and tax increases. >> and they're expressing frustration with the lack of progress. >> i would say we're nowhere. he's pointing out the administration did offer six hundred billion i
. >> reporter: president obama wiped away tears as he addressed the nation. >> our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children and for the families of the adults who were lost. >> reporter: police questioned the gunman's brother, ryan lanza, no word of a murder in sandy hook elementary school there is no end to the sorry. counselors had been on sight throughout the day. there was -- on seattle throughout the day. there was a vij -- on site throughout the day. there was a candlelight vigil. >> thank you. here is what else weave learned today -- we have learned today, adam lanza was caring two automatic hand guns and had a assault rifle in the back of the car that he took to the school. all three were bought legally and registered to his mother. authorities also recovered three other weapons. adam lanza was an honor student who may have suffered from a personality disorder. earlier we reported that his mother was a teacher at the school, now that is unclear. at least one parent said she was a substitute teacher there. witnesses say
credited as a hero. >>> and as those funerals were being held, president obama moved ahead with his promise to address gun violence. he put vice president joe bidden in charge of a government-wide effort. the president is calling for "real action right now." >> there's no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. we're going to need to work on making access to mental healthcare, at least as easy as access to a gun. we're going to need to look at a culture that deplorifies guns and violence -- glorifies guns and violence. >> reporter: after gabby giffords and 18 others were shot in arizona and 12 were murdered in a colorado movie theatre, the president offered up words but little else. now words appear to be yielding to action and impatience. >> i would use all the powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. we won't prevent them all but that can't be an excuse not to try. >> reporter: biden wrote the bill that imposed the first-ever ban on assault weapons. it expired in 2004. mr. obama noted former pre
. >> reporter: top congressional leaders are expected to meet with president obama at the white house friday. this would be the group's first face to face meeting since november 16th and a last minute chance to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. if no deal is reached taxes will go up for nearly every american and harsh spending cuts will kick in on january 1st. senators reconvened on thursday with tension spilling over on to the floor. >> speaker boehner is unwilling to negotiate. there's nothing happening. >> the phone never rang and so now here we are five days from the new year and we might finally start talking. >> reporter: senate majority lyddite harry reid skewered house speaker john boehner, charging he's more interested in his leadership position than in bipartisan legislation. >> the speaker's number one goal is to get elected speaker on january 3rd. >> reporter: the two sides are at odds over tax cuts and spending. republicans say it's up to the democraticly controlled stat and white house to reach an agreement. >> republicans aren't about to write a blank check or anything senate
today. >> and president obama is flying to newtown as well for the services. >> erica ferrari is live in newtown to bring us the latest. good morningicca. >> reporter: good morning. police have re-- good morning, erica. >> reporter: good morning. the police released the name and ages but have not given a motive that made adam lanza carry out an awful attack. the families have begin the difficult task of burying the dead. people filed into churches around newtown, connecticut, to pray for the victims of friday's shooting as this community grieves. families in the small town are planning funerals for their children. >> she was a type of children that could light up the room. robe parker's daughter emily was one of the 20 young children killed in friday's shooting. >> she's an incredible person i am so blessed to be her dead. -- dad. >> they died when 20-year-old adam lanza forced his way in and started firing. president obama will travel to newtown to attend a themmor -- memorial service and visit with the victim's families, as investigators try to figure out why they were killed. peopl
, in washington. >> reporter: in his saturday weekly address, president obama signaled he is open to making cuts on programs like medicare and medicaid if republicans agree to raise tax rates for the rich. >> i am willing to find way to bring down the cost of health care without hurting seniors and other american who is depend on it. i am willing to make more entitlement spending cuts on top of the $1 trillion in spending cuts i signed into law last year. >> his talks came after speaker of the house john boehner reported the talks are stalled. >> there is no progress to report. >> his democratic counterpart, pelosi, blames bangle they returned an -- blames boehner. >> they returned an empty letter lacking in specifics. >> federal income tax rates will go back up to the higher clinton era levels and long term unemployment benefits will dry up for over 2 million americans who have been out of work for six months or more. on friday bade boehner did not rule out a compromise on tax hikes for top earner, somewhere between 25% and the clinton era 36%. even if the two sides are making progress behin
. >>> president obama and house speaker john boehner met at the white house today and the topic of discussion is the impending fiscal cliff. spokesman for both men, they say two the agreed to not release details of the conversation, but that they emphasize the line of communication remain open. trying to find a deficit cutting deal to stop the combination of automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to kick in at the beginning of the year. >>> former south african president nelson mandela is nit hospital tonight. those around him are giving few detailed investigation. the 94-year-old hero had been admitted to a military hospital for tests and as he was, "comfortable." a report says that he is no longer speaking. delegation of the leaders visit the hospital today. he became south africa's first black president in 1994. >>> well an unexpected find in san francisco's bay is stirring some excitement. signs of the marine life in the water's off of vallejo were one particular ball. it has been spotted in more than a century. cbs 5 reporter with this fine and what it could mean. >> reporte
enthusiasm that follows a face-to-face meeting between president obama and house speaker john boehner. >> reporter: if lawmakers want to settle this in time for christmas, negotiators need to kick it into high gear next week. they must reach an agreement by early next week at the latest. that's the only way that members will have enough time to read it, debate it, and vote on it in the house and senate before heading home for the holidays. in a now familiar routine, both sides blamed each other today for the slow pace of talks. the senate democratic leader harry reid. >> right now they are the only thing standing between congress and the compromise. >>> a spokesman said that in a statement, the respect offer made last week remains an offer as we continue to wait for the president to identify the spending cuts he's willing to make as a part of the balanced approach that he promised the american people. and the white house and the speaker office has not released a single detail about that meeting on sunday. they think that it's good news, a sign that will become serious just in time. cb
obama and house speaker john boehner may be working on a deal privately. the associated press says the two have been talking secretly by telephone. among the proposals the white house may agree to less tax revenue but the speaker still wants to see what cuts the president will make. publicly neither side is giving away anything right now. >> we're still waiting for the white house to identify what spending cuts the president willing to make as part of the balanced approach that he promised the american people. >> what is required is, you know, agreement by republicans to some specific revenues that includes raising rates. >> and right now there is no indication the president is willing to compromise on his insistence that tax rates for the highest earners must go up. >> protests over michigan's right to work legislation carried into the night. earlier demonstrators were outside and inside the capitol as michigan's house passed the bill the senate approved earlier. protesters demand the governor veto the bill. >> i appreciate they have a different perspective. but this is the right
in the ongoing fiscal cliff talk because president obama won't consider gop cuts to entitlement programs like medicare and medicaid until republicans agree to raise income taxes on people making $250,000 or more a year. one thing both sides agree on, there's a long way to go for a deal can be reached. >> there were some offers exchanged yesterday. and the president and i have pretty frank conversations about how far apart we are. >> there is no indication the republican leadership is willing to acknowledge the basic fact that rates need to rise on the top 2%. >> lawmakers in washington have less than three weeks to reach a budget deal on the so-called fiscal cliff. if they don't, there are fears automatic tax increases and spending cuts could push the economy back into a recession. >>> bonds will continue to be purchased at a cost of $85 billion a month from the federal reserve. it's a move to keep interests low and unemployment rates even lower until the outlook at the labor market improves sub staeshl -- substantially. >>> john mcafee in florida this evening. he arrived at miami internation
distracting and very disruptive. >> reporter: president obama said her decision demonstrates the strength of her character and an admirable commitment to rise above the politics of the moment to put our national interests first. >> the highest tides of the year hit the bay area today. the king tides swallowed up beaches all along the shoreline. this was the view from chopper 5. in some spots the water rushed right into town. they hit their peak around mid- morning. in other areas it was up by several feet. we found a business in mill valley scrambling to stack sandbag. >> it's been coming in incredibly fast. >> i think it's pretty amazing and it's coming up really really high. >> bill hudson sent us this video about an hour after high tide. even then the water levels were as high as the bumpers of several suvs. >> that was an astronomical high tide to go along with the fact that we are closer to the sun and moon right now. it's going to be very cold tonight. some of you are under a frost advisory and a big pattern change. a lot of rain is heading our way. find out when next. >> plus a gif
by breaking a window. tomorrow president obama will be in newtown, connecticut for a memorial service. >>> cbs reporter is there where the small community is trying to cope as police work to find a motive. >> reporter: 6-year-old emilie parker was one of the 20 students shot and killed inside sandy hook elementary. >> she was the type of person who could light up a room. >> reporter: her father says his oldest daughter was kind to everyone. >> she is an incredible person. and i'm so blessed to be her dad. >> reporter: investigators identified the shooter as 20- year-old adam lanza. sources say he attended sandy hook elementary as a child. police say when he returned pride morning he used a rifle to shoot 12 girls, 8 boys and 6 adults multiple times. 27-year-old teacher vicki soto died shielding her students. >> she passed doing something she loved. >> reporter: small memorials like these on barricades block the roadway to the school are popping up all over newtown. people here are grieving and trying to show support any way they can. >> they're just babies, you know. they're just babies. they
high this past november after president obama's re- election. and with reports of the brisk sales across the country now, it's possible that december will be another record month. it will be a criminal stance. and i think what will need to be made more focus is on a national level, how the security weapons are there so people can't get them. >> and here in california, a group of the democratic senators are taking aim at the ammunition proposal. a big permit to buy the ammunition, which would require a background check. and reporting from mountainview, cbs 5. >> so that's what's going on at the gun stores and the efforts to get them off the streets. and no, that doesn't necessarily require an act of congress. and cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez explains it only takes about $200. >> i think if people really want to show that they are sick of violence in oakland and that's a direct response. >> just a few days over the gun buyback in oakland, the youth uprising say that even more young people have come forward to sell back all sorts of weapons for $200 each from handguns to rifles. even o
obama, another dignitary saying good-bye to the late senator inouye tonight. the 19-gun salute was fired as inouye's coffin arrived over the pacific. the site served as the final resting place to thousands of world war ii veterans. the 88-year-old inouye died of respiratory complications on monday. >>> still ahead the race is on to get those last-minute christmas gifts. how some stores are making it easier for procrastinators. >>> a gift giving charity makes the holiday wishes come true for children affected by super storm sandy. and that story is coming up. ,,,,,,,, sad anniversar >>> checking the bay area headlines. san francisco police, they marked a sad anniversary. six years ago this weekend the officer, he was shot and killed, trying to arrest the prison escapee in the city sunset district. through the years, they marked that anniversary with the candlelight memorial, but this year people were invited to the police station for a private remembrance inside the community room. and that it is their big name. >>> and they hold their annual toy drive this morning. people can drop off th
children. >>> congress has left town for the holidays. and president obama made a plea today for a bipartisan agreement to prevent going over the fiscal cliff. >> the american people are a lot more sensible and a lot more that you feel and much more willing to compromise and give and sacrifice and act responsibly than their elected representatives are. >> when congress resumes, there will be just four days to come up with an agreement. >>> the oakland school district is facing allegations of mishandling federal money. it's being told to pay back thousands of dollars. an audit was conducted after a cbs 5 investigation questioned how a private school was getting federal money. how the district is defending its actions. >> reporter: for years, this private religious school has received thousands of dollars in federal funds, $50,000 just this year doled out by the oakland unified school district. it's the school that sends its students out to bart stations to solicit money, sometimes late into the night. tonight they left after we approached them. >> get out of my face. >> report
to their homes for the holidays. they canceled flights out of dallas, cleveland, and chicago. >>> president obama is cutting his hawaiian vacation short to get back to fiscal cliff talks in washington. the country is a week away from the tax increases and deep spending cuts that will be triggered without an agreement. the next move will likely fall on democratic senate leader harry reid who is crafting a package on his own. it would extend the bush era tax cuts for households making less than $250,000 a year including the short-term spending cuts. >>> and it is a scary statistic for the recent college graduates. the number of young californians with the degrees working in restaurants or the retail, they have nearly doubled over the last five years. cbs 5 reporter tells us that these are the same people who have expensive college loans to pay off. >> reporter: when you're shopping this holiday season, or eating out, take a look around. you might notice a lot more people under 30 working those jobs. according to the census bureau, there are about 260,000 young adults with college degrees in califor
-back ever. >>> president obama will spend the night aboard airforce 1 making a red-eye trip from hawaii to washington. when he arrives on thursday, it's right back to budget negotiations with the fiscal cliff deadline less than a week away. >> reporter: as the president wrapped up his vacation, federal workers trickled back into the nation's capital. the only people who can avert the fiscal cliff, members of the house and senate, have not returned. and in just six days, a 2% payroll tax is set to expire, along with the bush-era tax cuts, shrinking the average worker's paycheck in 2013 by about $1,500. long-term unemployment benefits for about 2 million jobless americans are also set to expire, and $110 billion worth of spending cuts to domestic and defense programs will kick in, forcing layoffs in the public and private sector. if congress doesn't act, all the cuts and new taxes will squish the economy back into a mild recession by mid-2013. the impact of some of these new cuts and taxes wouldn't be felt immediately on january 1st because the irs and other agencies didn't expect it to
are saying. >> reporter: top congressional leaders met with president obama. the president called the meeting constructive but reminded lawmakers there is not much time left. >> we are now at the point where in just four days, every american's tax rates are scheduled to go up by law. >> harry reed turned to is the gnat floor. >> we are engaged in discussions, the leader myself and the white house in the hopes that we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation. >> we are going to do the best we can for the caucuses we have and the country that is waiting for us to make a decision. >> reporter: democratic and republican leaders have agreed to extend jobless benefits an some tax increases, but the income threshold is not yet clear. the president and senate leaders are expressing optimism nay will get the job done, but the president has a back up plan just in case. >> if an agreement isn't reached in time, between senator reed and senator mcconnell, i will urge reed to bring to the floor an up or down vote. >> reporter: that would preserve tax cuts for the middle class and exte
propose we do for the other 357 days? >> reporter: president obama insists his plan on the tablt is fair and it include -- table is fair and includes plenty. cuts to spending. >> we can't afford a politically self-conflicted wound to our economy. >> reporter: if the negotiations don't pan out, the president is ready to propose his own scaled back bill that would block tax increases for all but the wealthy and preserve expiring unemployment benefits. with the deficit ticking higher, patience is wearing thin. >> for those of us that invest in the stock market, it's disgusting to watch them jockey around with our money. we're affected every day. >> reporter: missing in all the last-minute negotiations is talk of the $1.2 million in mandatory spending cuts scheduled to go into effect tuesday. >>> if the government does go over the cliff, the impact on the aviation industry could be disastrous, and it could have a domino effect on the economy. the transportation security administration could lose about 7% of its budget, and more than 7,000 security officers. passengers could face longer waits
for the other 357 days of the year. >> reporter: president obama insists his plan on the table is fair and includes plenty of cuts to government spending. >> we just can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> reporter: if sunday's negotiations don't pan out, the president said he's ready to propose his own scaled-back bill that would block tax increases for all but the wealthy. and preserve expiring unemployment benefits. with the deficit ticking ever higher, patience is wearing thin. >> for those of us who invest in the stock market, it's disgusting to watch them jockey around with our money. >> reporter: missing in all the last-minute negotiations is talk of the $1.2 trillion of mandatory spending cuts scheduled to go into affect today. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> former president george h.w. bush is 88 years old and sent to the hospital last month in houston. he was moved into intensive care december 23rd after developing a fever. doctors say he was -- his condition is improving and he was moved to a regular room yesterday and is in good spiri
obama's bottom line. letting the bush tax cuts expire for the wealthy. in the statement, the white house said that the plan fails the balance test and sticks the middle class with the bill. >>> the gay marriage in california is still on hold tonight. the u.s. supreme court could have announced today whether they would review prop 8. instead the justices announced that they will wait until friday to discuss whether to take up the case. legal experts say the delay ruling means nothing. >> it's like we have so many cases on the docket. let's put this one off next week, no big deal. that's really what happened. it really isn't the dog that didn't bark, but it's the case that has not been resolved yet and we're still waiting. >> professor little says he expects if the court grants a review that we'll know by friday. but if the court decides to deny or simply postpone the review again, that announcement will come later. >>> a desperate search is underway for a sick child tonight. security cameras of the phoenix hospital show the 11-year-old girl leaving with her mother last week. she had been
years old. >>> well, there is word tonight that president obama and house speaker john boehner may be moving closer to a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. both men, they met for about 45 minutes at the white house today. and people familiar with the talks, they say that the president, he has agreed to curtail the future cost of living increases for the recipients of social security and softened his demand for the higher taxes at the upper income levels. his proposal also increases the top tax rates on those earning more than $400,000. boehner has proposed an earning threshold of $1 million for the higher rates. >> they are still exchanging offers, but moving to the middle. and i was very encouraged by the boehner offer. >> well the sides have until january 1 to reach a deal or else automatic spending cuts and tax hikes will take effect. >>> it's not something that you would expect to see in an upscale view. but at a mobile home park, it's been a fixture in the city since the 1920s. but as a cbs5 reporter shows us that they want to evict tenants and build high-end apartments. >> repor
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